Weekly Feature

December 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Santa arrives

Emily Ebersole, 5, of Clarence and her cousin, Andrew Oliver, 5, of Lancaster put in their wish list at Lancaster’s Christmasville celebration held Saturday. More...

Editorial

Shop local: It’s better for the economy — and you

Bee Editorial

If you’re not careful, the holiday shopping season can seem like a competitive sport. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

• WELCOME TO ME — I’ve been editor of the Depew and Lancaster Bees for only a week, but already I’ve been told a few times that I have a tough act to follow. More...

Out of the Past

Christmas matinee

Hundreds crowded into the Lancaster Theatre for a 1947 matinee. The showplace featured movies for more than 50 years before closing in 1973.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I would like to thank Liz Milock, village administrator, for having the village’s Standard and Poor’s bond rating upgraded from a B+ to an A+. More...

Education

Lancaster Public Schools

Thursday, Dec. 2 • Parent/teacher conferences; no school grades K-6. • William Street Usborne book fair. • High school group activities photos. Friday, Dec. 3 • Parent/teacher conferences; no school grades K-6. More...

Lifestyles

Drumming and laughing through holiday grief

George Trautman, 85, isn’t looking forward to the holidays.   For the first time in 59 years, he will spend them without his wife, Myra. More...

State Insurance Dept. announces Medicare changes for 2011

The New York State Insurance Department says seniors who rely on Medicare should be aware of changes for 2011 that may affect their health care benefits. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Troop 864 plans spaghetti dinner   Boy Scout Troop 864 will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Drive.   Chamber to network at Lucky’s   More...

Business

Post office ready for holiday rush

The billions of letters, cards and packages people will mail during the holiday season shall be shipped quickly, efficiently and with the utmost care, according to the U.S. Postal Service. More...

Events

VA WNY Healthcare System seeking   volunteers   More...

BBB: Budget for holiday expenses

The holiday season is here, but unless you’re among a select group of people, sitting down and creating a budget is not on your list. More...

Stores prepare for the holidays

Retailers in Lancaster and Depew are eager to help you play Santa this year.   (See editorial on page four)   From music to massages to wine and chocolate, local stores offer something that is sure to please any gift giver.   More...

Sting targets stores, bars

An undercover sting in Lancaster netted 15 arrests and the citation of 14 stores and bars/restaurants for selling alcohol to minors. More...

Help ‘Stick it to Cancer,’ raise funds for organizations

To celebrate six years of being cancer-free, Lisa Johnson, a 20-year Town of Tonawanda resident, is throwing herself a party that will benefit the community.   More...

Local News

Depew resident to retire as Amherst’s district clerk

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After a 23-year career in the Amherst Central School District, including 15 years as district clerk and secretary to the superintendent, Sharon Krol is retiring effective Dec. 31.   More...

Photo

FALL DANCE — Al Constantino and Charlene Gore dance to ‘Run around Sue,’ performed Friday by the band Crash Cadillac at the Polish Falcons Club. More...

Legislature restores funding for libraries, arts

The Erie County Legislature approved a budget plan on Nov. 30 that, if signed by County Executive Chris Collins, will fully restore millions of dollars worth of funding to libraries and cultural organizations.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Legislature should focus on residents

As the county legislator for Williamsville and a section of Amherst, I take my responsibility as a local representative very seriously. During the Nov. More...

Police Blotter

Punching bag, doghouse among thefts

A complainant reported a stolen dog house from her Broadway property. The pet shelter was about five feet from the resident’s garbage, and police believe it may have been picked up by someone who believed it was trash. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Brennan, Greg, of Depew, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. He is survived by his brothers: James and Philip; his sister, Mary Jane; and nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by Amigone Funeral Home. Mr. Brennan served as a medic in the U.S. More...

Sports

‘Three-peat’ on the mind of St. Mary’s

Basketball

The term “three-peat” was first coined by Los Angeles Lakers head coach Pat Riley in the late 1980’s as his team was on a mission to win a third straight National Basketball Association championship. More...

Lancer girls seek repeat of magical 2010 season

It will be hard for the St. Mary’s of Lancaster girls basketball team to top what they accomplished last season. That’s what Keith Junik and his girls have set out to do though in 2010-11.   More...

Lancaster boys counting on experience

Things did not start out great for the Lancaster Redskins’ boys basketball last season. After a 3-6 start, the Redskins were able to turn around their season by closing on a 6-3 run after the new year to finish the season at .500.   More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 2  Once Upon a Celtic Christmas — The holidays have an Irish lilt filled with stories, music, song and dance. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Dec. More...

A Christmas Carol

now-December 19

Charles Dickens’ belov ed classic presented by Starry Night Theatre under the direction of L. Don Swartz. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. More...

Holiday

sat. 4 & sun. 5 Kenny G Holiday Show   More...